I’ve been dying to meat you, Jeff.

Tara and I recently watched the Dahmer special on Netflix. Jeffrey being from Milwaukee and all, we thought it would be a nice introduction to Wisconsin. Gulp. I don't have the heart to say this, but maybe we bit off more than we could chew. No bones about it, the man was evil personified. And … Continue reading I’ve been dying to meat you, Jeff.

Ain’t nothin’ bluish about this.

There's a scene in Singles — Cameron Crowe's 1992 under-appreciated grunge-era comedy masterpiece (and one of my favorite movies ever) — in which Steve (Campbell Scott) and Linda (Kyra Sedgwick) are awaiting the results of a home pregnancy test. If it's blue, they're expecting. If it's clear, they're not. After ten minutes, they examine the … Continue reading Ain’t nothin’ bluish about this.

Real (non-plastic) flamingos and a pretzel the size of my head.

Check out this photo of me and my parents. We'd just finished up an excellent lunch and wine tasting at Stable Rock Winery & Distillery in Jefferson last Friday and had half a day of exploration left. Looks perfectly innocent, right? Approximately 60 seconds after Tara took this pic, I stepped off a curb because … Continue reading Real (non-plastic) flamingos and a pretzel the size of my head.

A Testicle Festival for the rest of y’all.

My first week at TobacCo, a coworker asked if I was interested in joining a fantasy football survivor league. I was unfamiliar with this type of office pool, but have enjoyed playing fantasy football in the past. One year, I even won the whole shebang. Plus, “Eye of the Tiger” is one of the best … Continue reading A Testicle Festival for the rest of y’all.

This Gray Goose doesn’t come in a bottle.

Fall arrived right on time yesterday with cool temperatures and brisk winds. It was downright chilly most of the day — a welcome change after a hot summer (and new-to-us humidity courtesy of Wisconsin). There are plenty of signs that the new season is upon us already. I'm so excited to experience fall foliage in … Continue reading This Gray Goose doesn’t come in a bottle.

Juice pouch cocktails and magical lighted mushrooms.

Friday, mid-afternoon, a very large deposit in the high five figures hit our banking account. And just like that, our house was officially no longer our house. We happened to be on the 7th floor of the Graduate Hotel in Madison, at a really cool rooftop bar with an old-school summer camp vibe. The bartenders … Continue reading Juice pouch cocktails and magical lighted mushrooms.

Snipe Hunting in Wisconsin (Followed by Jell-O)

A few days ago, the TobacCo office manager stopped by my desk to announce that there would be a company ‘bags tournament’ on Thursday and asked if I was interested in participating. I had no idea what a bags tournament was and nearly responded with something witty, ala “paper or plastic?”, but she recognized the … Continue reading Snipe Hunting in Wisconsin (Followed by Jell-O)

Turtles, lizards, and tadpoles in the rain.

One of the things we like best about our new neighborhood is the walkability. From the apartment, it's a short 25-minute stroll to downtown and the riverwalk. There are dozens of shops and businesses within walking distance — restaurants, bars, the grocery store, the gas station. Though I suppose there's no reason to walk to … Continue reading Turtles, lizards, and tadpoles in the rain.

Everything’s coming up triple 7s.

Lemme tell you a little about this new job of mine... The biggest draw for me was the flexibility. I don't just mean the fact that it's a hybrid position (though that's great, too); TobacCo is real big on work/life balance, so they operate on core hours — certain times where everybody needs to be … Continue reading Everything’s coming up triple 7s.

Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little brat like you.

Last October — long before we had any illusions of moving out here — I blogged about this candy corn bratwurst that a Madison, Wisconsin grocery store was selling. Here's what I wrote: Be still my heart. What a brilliant invention! They’re two great tastes that taste great together. Well, I assume; sadly, they’re only available … Continue reading Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little brat like you.